Five Ways to Celebrate Love Your Body Week

This week is BC’s annual Love Your Body Week, hosted by the Women’s Resource Center to promote healthy body image.  Here are five awesome ways to celebrate Love Your Body Week!

1.  Have an Addie’s Salad (not just lettuce, but chicken, cheese and veggies too) for dinner, then treat yourself to a cupcake afterwards.  They have carrot cake cupcakes this week, and loving your body includes loving your taste buds.

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2. Take an online shopping study break and buy that new top you’ve been eying for a month.  You know it’s going to look great on you, and you deserve it.

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3. Take a walk around the Reservoir.  The temperature isn’t supposed to get lower then 45 degrees this week, and getting some fresh air will help you clear your mind to focus on your next midterm or paper.

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4.   Go to Love Your Body Week’s Just Dance event on Tuesday night at 9 PM at the Plex for a break from your regular exercise routine.  This is your big chance to show off your moves to Fuego, Synergy and many other BC dance groups.

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5.  Accept that sometimes, we all get Late Night, no matter how much we try to avoid it, and realize that it is not the end of the world.  Sometimes, you just need mozzarella sticks.

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Name: Jillian Timko
School, major and year: Arts and Sciences, International Studies, 2014
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
What makes the Gavel so BANGin’? I love the Gavel because it’s so new. We are still figuring out who we are as an organization and how far we can go. While this presents us with a clear set of challenges, it’s really fun to try different things and build our own identity.
You have 24 hours to give prospective students a tour of BC and convince them to enroll. How do you spend the day?
First, I would take them on an actual tour of the campus—it’s beautiful and deserves to be shown off. Then I would take them to a football tailgate, a hockey game, and to Marathon Monday. And we would eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Hillside – after an egg sandwich, a Panini, and a cheeseburger, who wouldn’t want to go to BC?
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self?
I would tell myself to keep pushing to meet new people and try new things. It’s easy to get stuck in a groove you’re comfortable with, but you should never limit yourself like that—the people at BC and the school itself have so much to offer.
What is your favorite study spot on campus?
A classroom in Gasson, or the booths on the first floor of O’Neill.
What is your go-to meal at Late Night?
Usually mozzarella sticks, sometimes pizza…
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes?
Love and Memories by OAR
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn?
I was a gumball machine, along with our lovely editor-in-chief, and we rocked it.
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
There’s this Italian restaurant called Bolu in my hometown. It’s always absolutely delicious, and it has enough variety on its menu to get me through the rest of my life.
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why?
The characters on How I Met Your Mother. Mainly so I could experience the joy of high-fiving Barney Stinson all the time.